Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1979-01-15
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Recorded by Steven Rolfe, Section 61 (Front Middle), Row S, Seat 7.
($8.50 Admission). One mic was pointed at the PA (left or right) and the
other at the drums. Jim Wise took his DAT's and ran a 10dB noise reduction
and gave the bass a boost @ 125Hz.
Mastered to CD using a Tascam DA302 > HHB 850
SHN files generated on a Power Mac 7100 from WAV files extracted from a
Plextor 4/12 PXR-412C using Toast Audio Extractor
- Nakamichi 300's w/Cardoid Capsules > Master Audience Cassette > Tascam DA302 > HHB 850> Soundforge > CDR> 1 CD> Mac Plextor/ Toast> SHN
- Springfield, MA
- Taped by
- Steven Rolfe
- Transferred by
- Springfield Civic Center
Subject: best week of '79
Subject: mohawk nation
Subject: Great recording
Subject: Jam out of drums
Subject: Terrapin jams
Subject: Very well-played show,
Subject: 5 stars
Subject: Another January Gem
Subject: Mohawk Nation Silliness
The 'Miracle,' he says, is "typical." I don't know what exactly that means, but I don't know when this band ever achieved "typical" on a song they had played live only twenty-three times, but whatever. What these guys achieve on this night in this place between 'Miracle' and 'Shakedown' is the nuttiest, off the chart, my-mind-has-liquefied-and-is-leaking-down-my-spinal-column gobbledygook I may have ever heard. And that goes equally as well for the jam at the end of 'Shakedown.' And, as others have noted, there are many other very fine moments, too. Plus it's a perfectly decent audience recording--especially when you consider that it's still early 1979. If you're a 'Shakedown' fan, and you like audience tapes, you will never regret the day you added this to your collection. Never. As for Mohawk Nation . . . well, there's no accounting for taste, is there?
Subject: Miracle> Shakedown!!!!
The Miracle>Shakedown...well...man oh man. Thats the stuff right there! The jams in the Terrapin and the Playin' are inventive and real 'tight', in there own way, as well. Great singing to be found as well.
A knockout AUD from a short period of the bands' history (Pre Brent '79) that I confess I tend to pass over, as do others. This may be the best gig of that little slice just before the Godchauxs exited (Or maybe 2nd to the "very last one" or the show in Buffalo).
Subject: Great '79 AUD
Oh - and this show is also a Great '79 AUD. Great show, Great sound quality.
Subject: The sound is excellent...
The show does have some less inspired moments as reported...I don't know if I would call Stagger Lee a throw way song, however this performance, mostly due to Bobby's terribe slide (you can just hear Jerry slowing down for him) is rather flat. And From the Heart of Me...uggghh. And I'm a Donna fan.
4 for the sound.
Subject: Second set blast off.
Subject: Some inspired ...some not so much
Subject: sorry-beg to differ
Subject: Sorry - Gotta Disagree
Great sound, but not a great show. And I have been a Deadhead since 1974 - not a newbie.....
Subject: Doesn't get much better
This is one of the truly standout post-hiatus versions of this tune. A massive jamout-spaceout. The reprise is celebratory, and the Casey Jones set-closer couldn't be more appropriate. Bob's slide guitar doesn't even ruin it.
A definitive performance of the period, essential listening.
Just FYI: the band came out on stage for the 2nd set without Phil so Weir tells the audience that Phil was last seen "consorting with a couple of aliens" and asks the audience "if you see Phil, please send him home..." Enjoy!
show is slightly above average but the recording is top notch
4.5 stars, would be a 5 with a little more Phil presence
Subject: Mutron III
Subject: Mutron III
Subject: playin reprise
Subject: Weir melted my brain . . .
I had the Miracle> Shakedown from this show as a filler on a tape, but had no idea where it came from, as the copy didn't have the provenance. Just knew, between the Godchaux's and the material, that it was very late 70's. Used DeadBase (much thanks to those folk) to narrow it down to two January shows in 79; and here they are! The sound that Weir gets during Shakedown . . . YIKES. Use caution.
Speaking as a newbie, if you have the speed and the space, the Shorten files burned to CD are the way to go.
Subject: Great sound.
Subject: Another GEM of an AUD
For 79, this show holds up well; grab the 2nd set; you won't be sorry!
Subject: Invisible little gem
Subject: Jack Freakin Straw!
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